The Butte County Sheriff office was alerted by the mother of a 3-year-old girl that she could not find her daughter anywhere Tuesday afternoon.

Two deputies canvased the area around Magalia but the girl was nowhere to be found.

The sheriff's office requested help from rescue volunteers. While detectives were on their way to help, a citizen driving down Dogtown Road found the child who has been chasing her six-week-old puppy.

Deputies were able to reunite the child, and puppy, with her family safely.